Monday, December 11, 2017

Save on Classic Books!

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If you love books, and love FREE worldwide shipping, and love sales, it's all coming together for you right now!


Wordery's Got a Classic Fiction Sale going on NOW!

This is perfect for homeschoolers, or English Speakers living abroad who want to supplement their children's education (or anyone really)!

Here's the deal: Get 10% off when you buy three or more books from Wordery's Classic Fiction Bundle deal, with code 10FICTION

Note: The 10% discount is only applied when 3 or more books from the Classic Fiction Collection are added to your basket.

This sale ends Dec. 17, 2017 (23:59 GMT), so don't wait!

Wordery always offers FREE worldwide shipping!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Promo Code at The Hut!

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30% off Homeware Sale Preview | Use Code: HOME30 | Valid: 8th December to 13th December | 


Here's your chance to save 30% on homeware at The Hut! This website is ships most items to Israel (some heavy items or certain brands may be excluded) and is a great alternative to shopping at brick and mortar stores here! Nearly everything will come out cheaper! And with coupon code (promo code) HOME30, you'll save even more! December sales are often the best sales of the year!

Don't shop just for the sake of shopping, but if you have a shopping list - this is a great time to check out the deals!

Make sure you know all about import taxes and other important things you should know before shopping online! No one likes surprise fees. (Click here for the article about taxes)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Electricity Rates are Going Down!

I have been fielding a lot of questions about electric bills in Israel. I'm going to do my best to clarify some important points about this.

But first, there's some good news! The electric company announced that household electricity rates would be lowered, effective January, 2018.

At that point, the rate for those with a standard electric meter will be ​54.00 agurot per kwh (including ma'am/VAT - 46.15 agurot before VAT is added). This is a slight drop from the current rate of 55.29 agurot (47.26 without VAT).

We find that electricity is almost always our biggest expense after housing and food. I'm sure others can also put it "up there", even if your bills are lower than ours! For various reasons, including the fact that much of my family is home-based (we homeschool), and we are often the hosts for events, our electric bills are probably higher than average.

So we try to cut back - we install low wattage LED bulbs when appropriate, we try hard to turn off lights and mazganim when we leave a room, we don't run the heat overnight (we are really happy to have down blankets that keep us warm!), and other creative ideas for cutting back (like using a thermos to keep water hot for the whole morning). I'd love to hear your ideas! Maybe you can help us cut back even more!

Do you want to try to reduce your electric bill? Here's a tool that will help you figure out where it will be easiest for you to cut back and see an actual difference.

I'm sure you'll find it really easy to use, and I really hope it helps you keep your electric bills in check!

Simply choose which appliance you want to calculate, choose how long you'll be running it, and then the app will tell you how much this particular appliance costs you to run! This app is specifically designed using the IEC's current tarriffs, including VAT (this is for people who pay the same rate 24 hrs/day, who have a residential contract with the IEC). If the IEC rates change, we will update this app! (NOTE: On January 1, 2017, the IEC raised electricity rates. Current cost of electricity is approx 55 ag per kWh. It is going down in January 2018, and we'll update the app at that point.)

Please note: I have gotten many inquiries about peak rates vs. non-peak rates. It should be noted that ALMOST all the residential meters in this country do not operate that way! Most of us pay the same rate for electricity 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week.

Please let me know what you think!

Click here to go to the Electrical Appliance Cost Calculator:

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Another iHerb promo you don't want to miss!



This post contains my iHerb referral link. You'll save money using it (even existing customers), and I may be compensated by iHerb. It won't cost you extra - but it WILL save you money!
I'm so happy to be able to share another promo code from iHerb! They keep giving us amazing deals with extra coupon codes! And I've promised to share them whenever I hear about them, so none of you will miss out on the extra savings! So here's the current deal:

Stock up your favorite iHerb products with this wonderful offer - a referral discount of 5% (good for new AND existing customers!) PLUS a special extra discount, giving you a total of 10% off your order of $60 or more! Just make sure you use 2 codes at checkout - a referral code - QEJ101 - AND the special code - HOLIDAY6 .

Click here to Shop at iHerb and automatically add the codes to your cart! (so much easier than having to copy/paste them, but if the codes do not show up in your cart after you've added $60 worth of items, please add them in manually.)

Offer Ends: Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Please note: orders from China, Russia, New Zealand and Canada are excluded from this offer - Sorry!


These extra savings even combine with Trial items and Weekly Specials! This is definitely the right time to stock up! And if you use Shipping Savers, you can get really affordable shipping, too. You can sort for Shipping Savers on iHerb by clicking the Shipping Saver checkbox on the lefthand side of the page.



Not sure if shopping at iHerb makes sense?
I shop there pretty often, as you may already know. I find it makes life easier for me - not only do they make it easy to find some "hard to find" products my family needs (like fragrance free shower products), but I save a significant amount of money on things like vitamins and probiotics. So many products are definitely less expensive at iHerb than at my local stores, and shipping is VERY affordable as I mentioned above.

Here are some of the things I like to buy at iHerb:

Palm Oil (this eco-friendly version is not available in Israel at all, and is perfect for making frosting or fudge)

Magnesium Tablets (these and many other supplements are quite pricey in Israel and iHerb is a great way to save!)

Stash Teas (I buy these when they are on sale, as the sale price comes out to less than the lowest price I can find herbal teas for locally, and these are just SO MUCH HIGHER quality than teas I can find for an affordable price!)

Vitamin D (so many people are deficient, it turns out! And my doctor prescribed a rather high dose, and what's sold here is very low dose and more expensive)

Probiotics are far less expensive from iHerb than any I've found in Israel, and they don't weigh much! Many of these are "shipping savers" - so they'll lower your shipping costs for the whole order if you add them in!

EO shower gel (we like this kid friendly all-in-one shower product that doesn't irritate our skin!)

Ricola throat drops (these work out to be only slightly less expensive than the local price, so I use them as a "filler" product, never as my "reason for buying")

Witch Hazel (it's really not easy to find witch hazel products locally, and if you love witch hazel, you'll be thrilled with iherb's price. This one is a toner with alcohol in it - some people like the alcohol in it, but if you don't, they also have plenty of no-alcohol witch hazel products)

Coffee Filters (unbleached) - I can find the #4 size locally, but I use the #2 size, and can't always find unbleached, and it's so easy to order it, rather than running around town!

Brown Rice Pasta (only when they're on sale, great for people who don't eat wheat! The local equivalent is more expensive unless there's an amazing sale)

Grapefruit Seed Extract (similar product, 1/4 of the size, cost more than twice as much at my health food store, and many people are convinced this keeps colds away,!)

Essential Oils (I use them in homemade cleaners) - for a fraction of the price here in Israel! Yes, they are real and natural (and very importantly, not an MLM)!

Soy-free Teriyaki Sauce (for my soy allergic child)

Calendula Cream (so soothing and wonderful for eczema!) Sadly, this has been out of stock lately, and we're looking for an alternative.

Aquaphor Ointment - impossible to buy locally! (lately this has been out of stock at iherb, but you can ask to be notified when it's available)

I also regularly check the Specials Page to see if products I use are on sale and work out to a better deal thru iHerb during a sale, and I also occasionally will order a hard-to-find spice.

If you haven't ordered from iHerb, now is the perfect time to check it out!
And please let me know what your favorite deals are!

Don't get surprised by import taxes! If you are ordering items from overseas, be sure to familiarize yourself with the most recent personal import regulations!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Deals: Hotels, Shows, and Attractions!

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Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great Groupon deals you don't want to miss!

This fall, you can save BIG with discount vouchers and savings on vacations and entertainment - the links in this post will take you to discount deals for each place listed. Hurry, some deals sell out quickly!

Click here for Restaurant Deals!

Need help getting to the show or workshop? Gett Taxi has vouchers on Groupon right now! Get your 50nis voucher for as low as 5nis! (5nis deal is for new customers ONLY, and the deal for existing customers is sold out.)

Vacation and Spa Day Deals:

Take a break with a long weekend in Athens! 4 nights at a hotel and FLIGHTS are included in this price! Starts at 999nis per person (you must buy 2 deals - the price is per person, with the understanding that 2 people will be sharing a hotel room).

Spa Day for two at the Daniel Hotel (Dead Sea). starts at 299nis!

Stay at the Ramon Inn at Mitzpeh Ramon - deals start at 399nis per night (for 2)! (family packages also available)

Vacation in Eilat, including flights - for 459nis per person (this deal requires you to buy in multiples of 2 - the price is dependent upon having 2 people in a room)!

Vacation Villa that sleeps 8, with plenty of amenities, including a heated pool! For just 1589 per night (for EIGHT people!) In Nof Kinneret. You must call within 48 hrs of purchase to reserve your stay. There are blackout dates.

Istrotel Ramon Inn has great midweek deals! Packages for single or couple, for families, or for up to 5 adults in a suite. Includes breakfast and amenities!

Workshops and Attractions:



Exclusive Deal: Get 10% off at the Maimonides Puzzle Room in Tiberias. Use code "Kosherfrugal" when you make your reservation! Reservations required. Call 053-530-3018 to reserve your time slot.

Discount tix for the Kotel Train! The Family Pack is definitely the best deal!

Discount Membership at the Ramat Gan Safari. Pay just 169nis per person (you must purchase at least 2 deals and make it a "family membership). Activate by Dec. 31, 2017. Membership is valid for 12 months from activation. 

Discount Admission to JumpPark in Rishon! Open extended hours during vacation. Use by Dec. 31, 2017

Technoda in Hadera, tix start at 38nis for Chanuka!

Admission to MadaTech in Haifa - including special Chanukah activities - for 55nis per person (children under 5 do not need to buy a ticket)

Biankini Beach at the Dead Sea - discount weekday admission. The beach offers plenty of Dead Sea Mud, and also has swimming pools!

Off-roading near the Dead Sea, for 459nis! 4 people per vehicle. Children 4 and up must have an adult with them.

Discount Admission to Yotvata Park, in the Negev - 33nis per person (add a few shekels, and ice cream is included!) Valid thru Feb. 1, 2018

Graffiti tours in Tel Aviv, for 69nis per person! You'll also come home with either a Graffiti shirt or a canvas (you'll make one!)

Ice Skating at Montfort Lake, deals start at 35nis! (includes skate rental) Or choose the Combo deals, starting at 55nis!

Laser Tag Planet in Haifa, 209nis for 4 players! (309nis for 6 players, 409nis for 8 players!) Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations Required.

Pottery Workshops in Tel Aviv - 3 sessions for 199nis! (Save 50%!) Workshops are on Fridays, reservations required. You can choose to book for one person, two people, or 4 people.

Petting Zoo in Kibbutz Deganya for 21nis per person

Beer Making Workshop in Jerusalem, for just 249nis. Two sessions, totaling 8 hrs.

Psagot Winery Tours, starting at just 24nis per person!

Shows:

Aladdin the Musical, with locations throughout the country, there's sure to be one near you! Tix are 59nis for one, or 199nis for four!

Bravo Circus showing in locations throughout the country this December (Chanuka time) - tix are just 49nis with this deal!

Hakuna Matata - showing all over the country, including Bet Shean, Teverya, Kiryat Shmona, Nahariya, Kibbutz Yifat, Kfar Sava, Tel Aviv, Be'er Sheva, Ashdod, Airport City, and more! Family tix are 199nis for 4 people!

"Shakespeare in Love" (in Hebrew) in Tel Aviv Dec. 24 and 25 - Groupon tix are over 50% off list price!

Les Miserables (in Hebrew) in Tel Aviv ! Groupon tix are just 99nis!

Here's a deal for a subscription to shows at HaBimah theater - choose 2 tickets to any of the shows in the next year, 4 tickets to any of the shows in the next year, or 6 tickets to any of the shows in the next year!



Hope you enjoy these deals! Let me know which ones are your favorites!

Restaurant and Takeout deals!


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Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great Groupon deals and Eluna deals (and other deals) you don't want to miss!

This post focuses exclusively on kosher restaurants and take-out food, so if you're going to splurge, you can now afford to splurge a little more, with discount vouchers and savings. I keep checking for new deals, as I know you've been waiting for some, and this week there are some changes, so check carefully! Be sure to check the Facebook group so you don't miss out!


Also, Janglo Beteavone has a great selection of restaurant coupons. Be sure to check http://shop.beteavone.com for deals you won't find anywhere else! But supplies are extremely limited, so hurry before they're gone.


Make sure you feed your pets too - check out this discount voucher for Anipet. Valid at stores around the country, thru the end of December.

Pre-purchasing your vouchers and saving up to 50% is a GREAT way to save when you want to indulge! Don't miss out on the savings!

Click here for Hotels, Shows, and Attractions!

Tel Aviv and Nearby:


Eluna offers discount vouchers (most are 20 - 25% off retail price) for the following Tel Aviv area restaurants: Armondo, Baker's Pattisserie, Cafe Yafo, Derby Bar, Goshen Restaurant, Gueta Restaurant, Hungarian Blintzes, La Lasagna, Paradiso Sarona Cafe, Regina, Shmulik HaCohen, Curryli-Inas, Bistro 56, Fresh Kitchen (Herzliya), Meat & Wine, Minato, Sushi Box, Alfredo (Petach Tikvah), Cafe Neto (Petach Tikvah), Entrecoti Petach Tikvah, Bread & Breakfast (Raanana), Brenner's Wine Bar (Raanana), Cafe Neto (Raanana), Carrousel (Raanana), Panko (Raanana), Salta (Raanana), Matsuya (Ramat Gan), El Gaucho (Netanya), Kitchen Bar (Netanya), Marrakesh (Netanya), Taipei (Netanya), and more!

La Place in Netanya - Breakfast for 2, for just 59nis. Limit 2 Groupons per table. Show your Groupon before ordering.

Wok and Walk in Kiryat HaSharon - Get a 200nis voucher for just 100nis (use it for a meal for 2)! If you use it for takeaway, there is a 9nis additional fee. Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Limit one Groupon per couple per day

Tchuma in Gan Ha'Ir (Tel Aviv) - Meat, Middle Eastern Menu. They say "come hungry!" Choose a deal for 2 for 169nis, or for 4 for 329nis. Limit 1 Groupon per table. Reservations required. Voucher can be redeemed Sun - Thurs, 11am - 10:30pm (free parking after 5pm), and is valid thru Dec. 30, 2017

Gelato Factory in Rishon - starting at 10nis! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase.

Cafe Yafo at Shuk Hapishpushim in Tel Aviv - get your 60nis voucher for just 30nis! Groupon valid thru Dec. 31, 2017, but not during Chanukah. Not valid for takeaway. Up to 2 vouchers can be used per table, and each person must have their own voucher (you cannot use one voucher to order a meal to share, sorry). During breakfast hours, only one voucher per table will be accepted. The Eluna deal offers Dinner for 2 for 120nis (reg. price 175nis)!

Breakfast Buffet at the Rimonim Tower in Ramat Gan - 59nis for 1, or 115nis for 2. Valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Breakfast buffet is open from 7am - 10am, Sun- Fri

Breakfast Buffet at the Leonardo Boutique Hotel in Rechovot - 59nis for 1, or 115nis for 2. Valid until Oct. 30, but not on Fridays. Reservations required. Breakfast buffet is open from 8am - noon, Sun-Thurs

Dinner for 2 at Hilulim (mehadrin) restaurant in Tel Aviv at the border of Holon, for 169nis. Reservations required. Max 5 Groupons per table. Voucher can be used Sun - Thurs, noon - 11pm. Valid until Nov. 10, but not on Rosh Chodesh (blackout dates listed in the deal).

Save 50% at Cafe Paradiso TLV. Can be used Sun-Thurs 9am - 6pm and Fri 9am-11am. Breakfast menu is available till 1pm. Voucher valid thru Oct 30.

Chumus (or Shakshuka) plate at Levinsky 41 in Tel Aviv, 18nis for 1 person, or 34nis for 2. Can be used Sun-Thurs 9am - 6pm and Fri 9am-two hours before Shabbat. Voucher valid thru Dec 15.


Shabbat Takeaway from Minei Gan Catering in Netanya - Buy a 100nis voucher for just 50nis! Groupon valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed ONLY on Fridays. Limit 1 per household.

Grill Market in Raanana - Meal for 2 for 113nis! Reservations recommended. Groupon valid thru Dec. 30, 2017, and can be used Sun - Thurs, noon - 10pm

Cafe Roslyin in Herzliya, Breakfast for 2 for 69nis! Reservations required. Limit 2 Groupons per table. Valid thru Dec. 22, 2017. Redeem Sun - Thurs, 8am - noon

HaSushiya in Kfar Saba - Sushi for 2 for 79nis, or an XL sushi platter for 199nis. Valid thru Jan. 10, 2018, but not on Dec. 31. Call in advance!

Lechem Orez in Reut - get your choice of 50% off vouchers. Groupon valid thru Dec. 18, 2017. Max 6 people per table when using Groupon vouchers. Reservations required.

Jerusalem and nearby:

Eluna offers discount vouchers (most are 20 - 25% off retail price) for the following Jerusalem area restaurants: Cafe Landwer, Cafe Michael, Cardo Gourmet Restaurant, Fresh Kitchen (Mamilla), Gourmandises, HaSalatiya, La Boca, Mike's Place, Muscat, Olive & Fish, Pesacados, Pompidou Bistro and Bar, Sheyan, Tommy's, The Village Green, Waffle Bar Ramat Eshkol, Waffle Factory, Waffle Factory Cinema City

Lunch or Dinner for 2 at Pichonka in Nes Harim, starting at 199nis. Reservations required. Groupon must be redeemed by Feb. 20, 2018. Blackout dates apply. Max 5 Groupons per group. You must show the Groupon before you order, and anyone in your party without a Groupon will be required to place an 80 nis (minimum) order.

Breakfast for 2 at Le Moulinne Dori in the German Colony (55nis or 65nis) Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase, with reservations. Can be redeemed Sun - Thurs, 9am - 3pm

Desserts from "BaTa" in downtown Jerusalem - deals start at just 13nis! (It is kosher, I checked, even though Groupon doesn't specify that it is). Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase, BUT it says to call ahead!

Shakshuk in Machane Yehuda - 58nis for 2! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Mon - Thurs, 8am - 4:30pm, and Fridays 8am - 1pm

Montefoire (Dairy, Italian) in Yemin Moshe - Starting at 229nis for 2. Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Max 6 Groupons per table. Valid Sun-Thurs, 11am - 9pm and Fridays 11am - 2pm. Reservations required. 

Mehadrin Cheese Platters from Maccabi Gvinot in Givat Shaul (French cheeses), starting at 149nis. Treat yourself to decadence! Groupon valid thru the end of November. You must order your platter one day in advance, and pick up from Givat Shaul.

Workshops (meat cooking/butchery) at Ktzizot - including a "Carnivore's meal" and a glass of wine, for 139nis! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Workshops take place on Mon, Tues, and Thurs, at 6pm and last for 2 hrs.

Takeout for Shabbat/Chag from Ulamei Atzula in Talpiot. Full catered meal for 10 people for 599nis. you must place your order 2 days in advance. Valid thru the end of January

Pescados - (Jerusalem) Lunch for two for just 139nis! Or the Dinner deal for 44% off regular price (your choice of party of 2, or party of 4). 

Buffet Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Jerusalem). 1 for 99nis / 2 for 195nis. Groupon valid Sun - Thurs 6:30pm - 9pm. Not valid on Fridays, Shabbat, Holiday eves, or Holidays.

Breakfast Buffet at the Shani Hotel (center of town) - for 49nis (1 person) or 97nis (2 people). Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase.

Get half off at Ta'im B'Kerem. Sun - Wed, 4pm - 9pm or Thursday 4pm -8pm. Reservations required. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase.


Haifa and North:

Eluna offers discount vouchers (most are 20 - 25% off retail price) for the following Northern area restaurants: HaRoeh BaCafe (Kfar HaRoeh), Baba (Karmiel), Taj Indian Restaurant in Or Akiva, Nili in Zichron Yaakov


Pizza from Siciliano in Kiryat Chaim for half off! There are a few different vouchers available - a 50nis voucher for 25nis (valid for the whole menu), OR 29nis for a "family size" pizza with a topping, OR  49.90 for a "family meal" deal (pizza plus topping, plus 2 garlic breads plus greek salad). Groupon valid thru Feb. 20th. Not valid for delivery orders.

Japan! Japan! in Kiryat Ata, for 50% off! Groupon valid thru Dec. 3. Can be redeemed Sun- Thurs, 11am - 7pm, and Fridays 11am - 3pm

Takeout food for Shabbat from Pataio Catering in Tirat HaCarmel - get a 100nis voucher for just 50nis! 


Breakfast Buffet Deals at the Colony Hotel in Haifa - 49nis for 1, 95nis for 2, or 180nis for 4.

Breakfast Buffet at the Leonardo Hotel in Haifa - 79nis for 1/149nis for 2. Valid thru Dec. 31. Can be used Sun-Thurs, 7-10am. Not valid on holidays or erev chag


Sinta Bar (Kiryat Ata) at Kenyon Shaar Hatzafon, Burger meal for 2, for 76nis. Includes 2 burgers, one order of fries, and 2 drinks. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase, and call in advance.

Shela Restaurant (Kiryat Motzkin), for 79nis per couple. Limit 2 vouchers per table. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase, with advance reservations.

Sweet Dream Ice Cream Shop in Lev Hamifratz (Cinemall) for half price! Valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs till 9:30am - 9:30pm, Fridays 9am - 2pm, and Sat night from half and hour after Shabbat until 10:30pm 


Two Felafels with French Fries at Olam HaOchel, (or two omelet pitot with french fries) for just 19nis! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs till 9am - 5pm, Fridays 8am - 3pm

50% off at Ta'im L'Chulam in Haifa! (The meal includes soup, a meat main dish, 2 sides, a drink, and more!)

Olam Ha'Ochel in Haifa (meat restaurant, with tons of salads for the table) for just 35nis per person (69nis for 2!). Groupon valid for 90 days from date of purchase, and only from 8am - 5:30pm (Sun-Thurs) or 8am - 4pm Fridays. limit 8 people with Groupons per table. 

Breakfast for 2 at the Ramada Resort, Hadera, for 139nis. Valid thru Oct 30. There are blackout dates (cannot be used during Sukkot, or Fri-Sat, and more). Reservations required.

South:

Eluna offers discount vouchers (most are 20 - 25% off retail price) for the following Southern area restaurants:  Il Pentolino (Eilat), and Namaste (Ashdod)

Hummus Cohen (mehadrin) in Ashdod - have lunch for 23nis! Groupon valid thru Feb. 28, 2018, limit 4 Groupons per table. Not valid for takeaway.

Captain Crepe in Ashkelon - save 50%! Groupon valid thru Feb. 15, 2018. Limit 6 Groupons per table.

Shipudei Hatikvah in Ashkelon - get a meal for 2 for 99nis! Reservations required. Groupon valid thru Feb. 28, 2018, but NOT on Chanukah.

Takeout Food for Shabbat from Ofra Gourmet in Ashdod - Get an 80nis voucher for just 40nis! Limit one voucher per person. Can only be redeemed on Fridays. Valid thru December 29, 2017

Breakfast for Two at HaShaon in Ashdod, for just 49nis! Limit 4 people per table with the Groupon. Valid thru Dec. 30, 2017

Lunch at "Space" in Moshav Amonim - 139nis for 1, 279nis for 2, or 549nis for 4. Voucher valid thru Jan. 31, 2018. Check for blackout dates, and reservations required. Generally valid Sun-Thurs noon - 5:30pm or Fridays noon - 2pm. Anyone in your party without a Groupon voucher will be required to order 100nis minimum from the menu, and children under 10 will be required to order a 40nis children's meal. According to the info posted, you can use their gardens (and pool, maybe) before and after your meal.

Pizza HaGesher in Be'er Sheva (Mehadrin) - Get an XL pie for just 29nis! Sun - Thurs, 11am - 8pm, and Fridays 11am - 4pm. Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase


HaMeksikani in Ashkelon, for just 25nis per person! Groupon valid thru Oct. 30, Sun-Thurs, 3pm - 10pm. Delivery is not available with the Groupon

Ola Chef's Restaurant in Eilat, for 129nis per person, or 255nis for two. Reservations required. Not valid on Holidays or Erev Chag. Groupon valid for 2 months from date of purchase.

Have you joined Groupon Israel's Best Deals on Facebook? Join us there and you'll find out about awesome deals every day!
 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

SAVE at Target with this deal!

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If you are planning to shop at Target anytime soon, you NEED to take advantage of this deal!

TODAY only, buy Target Gift Cards for 10% off! YES, that is the deal! Pay just 90% of the face value of your Target Gift Card purchase!
This picture will show the current deal - 10% off is for Dec 3 ONLY. If the picture has changed, it's no longer available, but a new deal may be!

You can then use them when you go to Target (on your next trip to the US if you don't live there), or when you next need to buy something from Target and have someone bring it to you!

(This deal may only be available if you shop the US website, so make sure to click "Shop the US website")

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Spicy Lentil Sauce Recipe (Vegan)

I'm always looking for new ways to make quick and easy and healthy weekday meals.
And we all know that rice and legumes is the most frugal way to feed a family, almost anywhere in the world!

So with that in mind, and armed with the knowledge that my family doesn't love their foods pre-mixed for them - they prefer to mix it themselves (or not) - I started serving rice bowls.

That is, rice, and things to go on top of the rice. Because this way, everyone can choose how much of each thing they want to mix into their bowl. Or they can choose to eat each thing separately on a plate. And I don't have to spend any more energy thinking about whether this one eats onions but that one doesn't, and that one eats dairy, but this one doesn't...

So this spicy sauce worked really well with long grain brown rice and roasted veggies (yes, I roasted each vegetable in its own pan, to keep the everything "clean"). I filled up my rice bowl with rice and roasted veggies and then ladeled this on top, and it was just right!

So here's my spicy lentil sauce:

1 cup lentils (picked over and rinsed)
3 cups water
lots of sliced or diced garlic
harissa (hot pepper sauce I buy in a can) to taste
tomato paste (I used about 100g)
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
black pepper to taste
salt to taste
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder

Cook the lentils with the water and the garlic till soft.
Add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well.
Simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
Serve hot!
picture taken with my junky phone, sorry

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Vacations, Shows, and More - Deals for you!

(This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a commission when you make a purchase. Thanks for your support!) 

Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great Groupon deals you don't want to miss!

This fall, you can save BIG with discount vouchers and savings on vacations and entertainment - the links in this post will take you to discount deals for each place listed. Hurry, some deals sell out quickly!

Click here for Restaurant Deals!


Need help getting to the show or workshop? Gett Taxi has vouchers on Groupon right now! Get your 50nis voucher for as low as 5nis! (5nis deal is for new customers ONLY, and the deal for existing customers is sold out.)

Vacation and Spa Day Deals:

Take a break with a long weekend in Athens! 4 nights at a hotel and FLIGHTS are included in this price! Starts at 999nis per person (you must buy 2 deals - the price is per person, with the understanding that 2 people will be sharing a hotel room).

Spa Day for two at the Daniel Hotel (Dead Sea). starts at 299nis!

Stay at the Ramon Inn at Mitzpeh Ramon - deals start at 399nis per night (for 2)! (family packages also available)

Vacation in Eilat, including flights - for 459nis per person (this deal requires you to buy in multiples of 2 - the price is dependent upon having 2 people in a room)!

Vacation Villa that sleeps 8, with plenty of amenities, including a heated pool! For just 1589 per night (for EIGHT people!) In Nof Kinneret. You must call within 48 hrs of purchase to reserve your stay. There are blackout dates.

Vacation at Tze'elim for half off the rack rate! The price per night is for 2 adults, and you can bring 2 children for FREE. Two night stay is required

Workshops and Attractions:



Exclusive Deal: Get 10% off at the Maimonides Puzzle Room in Tiberias. Use code "Kosherfrugal" when you make your reservation! Reservations required. Call 053-530-3018 to reserve your time slot.

Laser Tag Planet in Haifa, 209nis for 4 players! (309nis for 6 players, 409nis for 8 players!) Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations Required.

Bowling in Chutzot Hamifratz - save up to 50%! Call before you go - you must reserve your lane before you show up (same day reservations only).

Oil painting workshop (2 sessions, 4 hrs in total) for just 119nis, in Kiryat Motzkin. Workshops are on Thursday evenings. Reservations required.

Pottery Workshops in Tel Aviv - 3 sessions for 199nis! (Save 50%!) Workshops are on Fridays, reservations required. You can choose to book for one person, two people, or 4 people.

Petting Zoo in Kibbutz Deganya for 21nis per person

Ice Skating at Montfort Lake (Maalot) - deals start at 35nis per person!

Beer Making Workshop in Jerusalem, for just 249nis. Two sessions, totaling 8 hrs.

Psagot Winery Tours, starting at just 24nis per person!

Shows:

Bravo Circus showing in locations throughout the country this December (Chanuka time) - tix are just 49nis with this deal!

Hakuna Matata - showing all over the country, including Bet Shean, Teverya, Kiryat Shmona, Nahariya, Kibbutz Yifat, Kfar Sava, Tel Aviv, Be'er Sheva, Ashdod, Airport City, and more! Family tix are 199nis for 4 people!

The Wizard of Oz, live show in Ramat Gan on Dec. 19, for just 45nis!

"Shakespeare in Love" (in Hebrew) in Tel Aviv Dec. 24 and 25 - Groupon tix are over 50% off list price!


Les Miserables (in Hebrew) in Tel Aviv ! Groupon tix are just 99nis!

Here's a deal for a subscription to shows at HaBimah theater - choose 2 tickets to any of the shows in the next year, 4 tickets to any of the shows in the next year, or 6 tickets to any of the shows in the next year!

Hope you enjoy these deals! Let me know which ones are your favorites!

Kosher Restaurant Deals!


(This post contains affiliate links, and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking a link. Thanks in advance for your support!) 
 

Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you some great Groupon deals and other deals you don't want to miss!

This post focuses exclusively on kosher restaurants and take-out food, so if you're going to splurge, you can now afford to splurge a little more, with discount vouchers and savings. I keep checking for new deals, as I know you've been waiting for some, and this week there are some changes, so check carefully! Be sure to check the Facebook group so you don't miss out!


Also, Janglo Beteavone has a great selection of restaurant coupons. Be sure to check http://shop.beteavone.com for deals you won't find anywhere else! But supplies are extremely limited, so hurry before they're gone.


Make sure you feed your pets too - check out this discount voucher for Anipet. Valid at stores around the country, thru the end of December.

Click here for discounts on vacations and entertainment!

Tel Aviv and Nearby:

Cafe Greg in Namal Tel Aviv (mehadrin) - Get a 40nis voucher for 20nis! Voucher valid thru Dec. 10, 2017. Each person at the table needs their own voucher, except if used for a 2-person breakfast. Reservations required.


Tchuma in Gan Ha'Ir (Tel Aviv) - Meat, Middle Eastern Menu. They say "come hungry!" Choose a deal for 2 for 169nis, or for 4 for 329nis. Limit 1 Groupon per table. Reservations required. Voucher can be redeemed Sun - Thurs, 11am - 10:30pm (free parking after 5pm), and is valid thru Dec. 30, 2017

Gelato Factory in Rishon - starting at 10nis! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase.

Cafe Yafo at Shuk Hapishpushim in Tel Aviv - get your 60nis voucher for just 30nis! Groupon valid thru Dec. 31, 2017, but not during Chanukah. Not valid for takeaway. Up to 2 vouchers can be used per table, and each person must have their own voucher (you cannot use one voucher to order a meal to share, sorry). During breakfast hours, only one voucher per table will be accepted.

Breakfast Buffet at the Rimonim Tower in Ramat Gan - 59nis for 1, or 115nis for 2. Valid for 30 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Breakfast buffet is open from 7am - 10am, Sun- Fri

Breakfast Buffet at the Leonardo Boutique Hotel in Rechovot - 59nis for 1, or 115nis for 2. Valid until Oct. 30, but not on Fridays. Reservations required. Breakfast buffet is open from 8am - noon, Sun-Thurs

Dinner for 2 at Mifgash HaSteak on Ibn Gvirol in Tel Aviv - for 129nis (128nis if you hurry!). Max 4 people at a table with Groupons. Voucher valid thru Dec 15. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs 6pm-11pm and Sat nights from 1 hr after Shabbat ends until midnight. Reserve your table in advance.

Dinner for 2 at Hilulim (mehadrin) restaurant in Tel Aviv at the border of Holon, for 169nis. Reservations required. Max 5 Groupons per table. Voucher can be used Sun - Thurs, noon - 11pm. Valid until Nov. 10, but not on Rosh Chodesh (blackout dates listed in the deal).

Save 50% at Cafe Paradiso TLV. Can be used Sun-Thurs 9am - 6pm and Fri 9am-11am. Breakfast menu is available till 1pm. Voucher valid thru Oct 30.

Chumus (or Shakshuka) plate at Levinsky 41 in Tel Aviv, 18nis for 1 person, or 34nis for 2. Can be used Sun-Thurs 9am - 6pm and Fri 9am-two hours before Shabbat. Voucher valid thru Dec 15.

Jerusalem and nearby:


Lunch or Dinner for 2 at Pichonka in Nes Harim, starting at 199nis. Reservations required. Groupon must be redeemed by Feb. 20, 2018. Blackout dates apply. Max 5 Groupons per group. You must show the Groupon before you order, and anyone in your party without a Groupon will be required to place an 80 nis (minimum) order.

Breakfast for 2 at Le Moullin Dori in the German Colony (55nis or 65nis) Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase, with reservations. Can be redeemed Sun - Thurs, 9am - 3pm

Desserts from "BaTa" in downtown Jerusalem - deals start at just 13nis! (It is kosher, I checked, even though Groupon doesn't specify that it is). Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase, BUT it says to call ahead!

Shakshuk in Machane Yehuda - 58nis for 2! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Mon - Thurs, 8am - 4:30pm, and Fridays 8am - 1pm

Montefoire (Dairy, Italian) in Yemin Moshe - Starting at 229nis for 2. Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Max 6 Groupons per table. Valid Sun-Thurs, 11am - 9pm and Fridays 11am - 2pm. Reservations required. 

Mehadrin Cheese Platters from Maccabi Gvinot in Givat Shaul (French cheeses), starting at 149nis. Treat yourself to decadence! Groupon valid thru the end of November. You must order your platter one day in advance, and pick up from Givat Shaul.

Workshops (meat cooking/butchery) at Ktzizot - including a "Carnivore's meal" and a glass of wine, for 139nis! Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Reservations required. Workshops take place on Mon, Tues, and Thurs, at 6pm and last for 2 hrs.

Takeout for Shabbat/Chag from Ulamei Atzula in Talpiot. Full catered meal for 10 people for 599nis. you must place your order 2 days in advance. Valid thru the end of January

Pescados - (Jerusalem) Lunch for two for just 139nis! Or the Dinner deal for 44% off regular price (your choice of party of 2, or party of 4). 

Buffet Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Jerusalem). 1 for 99nis / 2 for 195nis. Groupon valid Sun - Thurs 6:30pm - 9pm. Not valid on Fridays, Shabbat, Holiday eves, or Holidays.

Breakfast Buffet at the Shani Hotel (center of town) - for 49nis (1 person) or 97nis (2 people). Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase.

Get half off at Ta'im B'Kerem. Sun - Wed, 4pm - 9pm or Thursday 4pm -8pm. Reservations required. Valid for 60 days from date of purchase.


Haifa and North:

Pizza from Siciliano in Kiryat Chaim for half off! There are a few different vouchers available - a 50nis voucher for 25nis (valid for the whole menu), OR 29nis for a "family size" pizza with a topping, OR  49.90 for a "family meal" deal (pizza plus topping, plus 2 garlic breads plus greek salad). Groupon valid thru Feb. 20th. Not valid for delivery orders.


Japan! Japan! in Kiryat Ata, for 50% off! Groupon valid thru Dec. 3. Can be redeemed Sun- Thurs, 11am - 7pm, and Fridays 11am - 3pm

Takeout food for Shabbat from Pataio Catering in Tirat HaCarmel - get a 100nis voucher for just 50nis! 


Breakfast Buffet Deals at the Colony Hotel in Haifa - 49nis for 1, 95nis for 2, or 180nis for 4.

Breakfast Buffet at the Leonardo Hotel in Haifa - 79nis for 1/149nis for 2. Valid thru Dec. 31. Can be used Sun-Thurs, 7-10am. Not valid on holidays or erev chag


Sinta Bar (Kiryat Ata) at Kenyon Shaar Hatzafon, Burger meal for 2, for 76nis. Includes 2 burgers, one order of fries, and 2 drinks. Voucher valid for 60 days from date of purchase, and call in advance.

Shela Restaurant (Kiryat Motzkin), for 79nis per couple. Limit 2 vouchers per table. Voucher valid for 90 days from date of purchase, with advance reservations.

Sweet Dream Ice Cream Shop in Lev Hamifratz (Cinemall) for half price! Valid for 90 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs till 9:30am - 9:30pm, Fridays 9am - 2pm, and Sat night from half and hour after Shabbat until 10:30pm 


Two Felafels with French Fries at Olam HaOchel, (or two omelet pitot with french fries) for just 19nis! Valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Can be redeemed Sun-Thurs till 9am - 5pm, Fridays 8am - 3pm

50% off at Ta'im L'Chulam in Haifa!

Olam Ha'Ochel in Haifa (meat restaurant, with tons of salads for the table) for just 35nis per person (69nis for 2!). Groupon valid for 90 days from date of purchase, and only from 8am - 5:30pm (Sun-Thurs) or 8am - 4pm Fridays. limit 8 people with Groupons per table. 

Sushi Dinner for two at Frangelico in Akko, for 88nis. Valid thru Nov 30. Note: the dinner deal has a set menu, you cannot ask for variations. Voucher can be redeemed Sun - Thurs, 11:30am - 9:30pm, Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm, or Sat. night from an hour after Shabbat ends until 10:30pm

Breakfast for 2 at the Ramada Resort, Hadera, for 139nis. Valid thru Oct 30. There are blackout dates (cannot be used during Sukkot, or Fri-Sat, and more). Reservations required.

South:

Lunch at "Space" in Moshav Amonim - 139nis for 1, 279nis for 2, or 549nis for 4. Voucher valid thru Jan. 31, 2018. Check for blackout dates, and reservations required. Generally valid Sun-Thurs noon - 5:30pm or Fridays noon - 2pm. Anyone in your party without a Groupon voucher will be required to order 100nis minimum from the menu, and children under 10 will be required to order a 40nis children's meal. According to the info posted, you can use their gardens (and pool, maybe) before and after your meal.

Pizza HaGesher in Be'er Sheva (Mehadrin) - Get an XL pie for just 29nis! Sun - Thurs, 11am - 8pm, and Fridays 11am - 4pm. Groupon valid for 60 days from date of purchase


HaMeksikani in Ashkelon, for just 25nis per person! Groupon valid thru Oct. 30, Sun-Thurs, 3pm - 10pm. Delivery is not available with the Groupon

Ola Chef's Restaurant in Eilat, for 129nis per person, or 255nis for two. Reservations required. Not valid on Holidays or Erev Chag. Groupon valid for 2 months from date of purchase.

Ribs in Ashkelon - Dinner for 2, valid Sun - Thurs, noon - 7pm, starting at 99nis, or get a 400nis voucher for 195nis valid at more times. Looks like you should reserve your table in advance. Not valid on Holidays.

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